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November 19, 2010 4:16:47 PM

Want to upgrade to Win7 from XP Home Edition on old 32bit custom system. Applications: email, stock trading and charts, web surfing, streaming video. Also want to add backup external drive (Iomega 1T. eSATA 3Gb 34280. My mboard is an Abit IS7G, 4G 1066 RAM, dual 35G Raptors, SATA1.5, Core2 Duo 2.4, 450W Power Supply. Am considering replacing Raptors with WD 1T Green. Will Win7 upgrade cover all this? Do I need an eSATA PCI card? Can I go to 64? What do I need to run legacy XP programs? Thanks for info.

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November 19, 2010 4:27:46 PM

There are only two requirements for running a 64bit system. One, that the OS is 64bit. And two, that the CPU is capable of 64bit (which yours is). All you have to do is pop in the install CD and choose x64 this time around and that's it.

You don't need anything in order to run XP programs, but it's possible that a few you have just won't be compatible (since you're going to 64bit). I'm not too sure what you mean by "cover all this", but if you mean "Will the hardware still work 100% with the new 64bit system?", then yes, you'll be just fine.

Best of luck with the upgrade.
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November 19, 2010 6:26:28 PM

Thanks for 64bit info. I read somewhere that Win7 Pro had an emulation mode for XP programs. Not needed? How about the eSATA PCI?
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November 19, 2010 6:38:37 PM

Yes you can run XP mode in W7 Pro or Ultimate, for more information go to>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.as...

"Do I need an eSATA PCI card?" Only if you need one and don't have one fitted on the motherboard. My board has 2 so I don't use my pci card anymore.
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November 19, 2010 6:43:10 PM

OK, Jonmor. New idea: keep one Raptor, lose RAID, and use WD 1T Green for data. Good idea?
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November 20, 2010 6:35:44 PM

Sounds good to me.
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November 20, 2010 6:50:00 PM

why not keep both raptors in raid and 1Tb for data/backup of raid?
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November 20, 2010 6:53:44 PM

Jonmor68 said:
Yes you can run XP mode in W7 Pro or Ultimate, for more information go to>> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.as...

"Do I need an eSATA PCI card?" Only if you need one and don't have one fitted on the motherboard. My board has 2 so I don't use my pci card anymore.

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November 20, 2010 9:51:20 PM

13thmonkey said:
why not keep both raptors in raid and 1Tb for data/backup of raid?


Thanks for your suggestion. Didn't know that was possible. So if I change to RAID 0, it would be faster than present setup?
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November 20, 2010 10:01:55 PM

verbalizer said:
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How about using VirtualBox instead of XP Mode?

My Abit IS7G motherboard doesn't have eSATA onboard. Can anyone recommend a good eSATA PCI card?


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November 20, 2010 10:53:40 PM

i actually never used virtualbox..
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